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Volt vs Prius - First 22 Months of Sales

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I've seen it mentioned how the Volt is doing versus the Prius during the same period, but I never saw the numbers. So I've compiled them. The data is in the attached spreadsheet, along with the links to the source data.

These are USA sales specific. I show the Prius started sales in July 2000 and the Volt in Dec 2010. I call this "First Month". The first 12 months of sales are "First Year". Then we have months 14 through 23 (October 2012 Volt numbers included).

SPOILER ALERT: The Volt now has monthly sales exceeding the Prius at the same period in its sales history.

Volt: 27306
Prius: 228989

If Volt sales continue even at the same rate, the Volt will overtake the Prius in total unit sales over the same timeframe within about 3-4 months. Also interesting is that the Volt actually surpassed the Prius' sales rate back in March on a like-for-like basis. You can see how it's now on an accelerated path well above what the Prius did. July appears to have been the breakout month where things really started to take off.

Spreadsheet is here.
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I predict even greater increases in Volt sales in the near future. While the Prius had excellent fuel economy, it had very little else.

The Volt gives unbelievable economy and low maintenance, coupled with excellent handling, decent performance, and a more high tech look and feel.

Do you remember all the rumors over the years of high economy, 100 mpg cars, that were supposedly squelched by big oil and the car companies? Well, guess what? They are here, and GM is making them NOW! You can buy or lease one NOW.

As the word gets out just how amazing these Voltec cars are, even the naysayers will not be able to stifle its' sales.

Geez, I sound like a fan-boy.... :)

But, the truth is that the Volt and its' siblings will eventually replace the majority of conventional ICE cars, it is SO superior to them it HAS to happen.
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